Latest U.S. National Guard News

Alaska city honors Guardsmen killed in crash after '64 quake

Jun. 23, 2018 8:39 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A month after the second most powerful earthquake ever was recorded, the Alaska port community of Valdez remained in ruins. A hulking Alaska National Guard cargo plane's mission April 25, 1964, was to deliver Gov. William Egan to oversee efforts to rebuild the town on a new site...

The Latest: Alaska city unveils memorial to fallen Guardsmen

Jun. 23, 2018 7:29 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on an Alaska city honoring Guardsmen killed in crash after 1964 earthquake (all times local): 1:40 p.m. Four men who died on a humanitarian mission to help rebuild an Alaska town following the second most powerful earthquake ever recorded have been honored in the town...

5 Michigan siblings to join military, including quadruplets

Jun. 20, 2018 4:03 PM EDT

ADA, Mich. (AP) — Five Michigan siblings, including quadruplets, who just graduated high school are set to join the Armed Forces. Quadruplets Nevin, Mason, Bryce and Rose Lees are joining the Marine Corps, the Air National Guard, the Navy and the Air Force, respectively. Their adopted brother, Yoel Lees,...

The Latest: AMA calls for an end to border separations

Jun. 20, 2018 12:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and immigration (all times EDT): 12:01 a.m. The largest U.S. doctors' group, the American Medical Association, is urging the Trump administration to end promptly the practice of separating children from their migrating families at the southern border. The AMA's...

Governors pull National Guard over immigration policy

Jun. 19, 2018 9:40 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The governors of multiple East Coast states have announced that they will not deploy National Guard resources near the U.S.-Mexico border, a largely symbolic but politically significant rejection of the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy that has resulted in...

Massachusetts governor: National Guard won't go to border

Jun. 18, 2018 6:36 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker is reversing a decision to send a Massachusetts National Guard helicopter and crew to U.S.-Mexico border, citing the Trump administration's policy of separating children from their parents. The Republican governor called the policy of taking children from their parents as...

Runaway bus crashes into fireworks store

Jun. 17, 2018 9:49 PM EDT

NEW MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — A bus carrying members of the Pennsylvania National Guard has crashed into a fireworks store. Police say the crash happened Friday morning in New Milford Township when the driver of the bus passed out behind the wheel. The runaway vehicle went through a field and struck a utility...

Kent State plans 50th commemoration of fatal May 4 shootings

Jun. 17, 2018 12:04 PM EDT

KENT, Ohio (AP) — Kent State University is planning a series of events starting next year to commemorate 50 years since Ohio National Guard members fatally shot four students there and wounded nine during protests of the Vietnam War on May 4, 1970. The school says its commemoration will start in the fall...

Last Camp Minden defendant agrees he owes US $149,000

Jun. 15, 2018 7:29 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — The last defendant pleaded guilty to conspiracy and agreed that he owes the federal government $149,000 in a case involving a huge explosion at a Louisiana National Guard-owned site. William Terry Wright's plea agreement was described in news release Friday from the U.S. attorney's...

Camp Minden explosives: Lawyer expects guilty plea

Jun. 13, 2018 6:04 PM EDT

The last defendant in a case involving a huge explosion at Louisiana National Guard-owned site is expected to plead guilty, his attorney said Wednesday. William Terry Wright has a change-of-plea hearing Thursday at 3 p.m. CDT, according to U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote's electronic docket. "About all I...